The members of Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday said they could identify one of the three suspected extremists who died during a raid at Nakhalpara extremist den on Friday.
The elite force in a message sent to media in the evening said that they were bringing the identified suspect’s parents, wife and brother to Dhaka for interrogation.
The identified suspect was Mesba Uddin, son of Enamul Huq and Tahmina Akhter of Comilla, said a press release sent to media by RAB Sunday afternoon.
It said that the identity was ascertained after verifying his fingerprint.
Identities of the two others, however, could not be known until Sunday night.
‘One of the suspects, identifying himself as Jahid, took the fourth-floor flat of Ruby Villa of West Nakhalpara. After the raid, while investigating fingerprints, Jahid’s fingerprint matched with a national identity card. As per the national identity card, his original name is Mesba Uddin, son of Enamul Huq and Tahmina Akhter of Comilla district,’ the press release read.
According to the identity card sent by RAB to media, Mesba was born on January 1, 1993.
Earlier on the day, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, after inaugurating ‘Digital Access Control System and Watch Tower’ at the secretariat, told reporters that the detectives were doing well and that the citizens were informing detectives about locations of the extremists and terrorists.
‘Our countrymen do not want extremism and-terrorism. They have been informing the detectives about the location of the extremists wherever and whenever they receive such information against terrorists and extremists,’ the minister claimed, responding to a question from the reporters.
Earlier on Saturday night, RAB lodged a case with Tejgaon Police Station under Anti-Terrorism Act 2009 in connection with the raid.
On Friday, members of the elite force cordoned off an alleged extremist hideout located at a six-storey building named ‘Ruby Villa’ at West Nakhalpara.
At one stage, the extremists opened fire and hurled a grenade targeting the RAB personnel, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director (Legal and media wing) of RAB, adding that the battalion men also fired back in retaliation.
During the exchange of gunshots, three extremists were killed and two RAB men sustained injuries.
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